Category Archives: Conference News

The Prestige of Literature (Carleton University) — cfp

Prestige of literature


Conference News: CFP for NeoAmericanist

Here is a CFP for NeoAmericanist, an online undergraduate and graduate student journal that Chris Vanderwees helps to run.

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NeoAmericanist CFP Issue 7.1

Submitted by Chris Vanderwees on Mon, 06/17/2013 – 23:20

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any academic PAPERS as well as REVIEWS of books from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.

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Conference News: Nick Paul’s Abstract for Interface 2013

Here is Nick Paul’s abstract for the recent Interface 2013 at Carleton University.

“GameFAQs: A Walkthrough of Online Gaming Guides”

Posted by Nick Paul

GameFAQs is a popular walkthrough site allowing users to create communities around specific games. The site allows for the creation of FAQs (frequently-asked questions), reviews, and message boards. Role-playing game (RPG) players, in particular, flock to these online communities to share their knowledge and strategies, to ask questions, and to fulfill the site’s marquee function to create thorough walkthroughs for their favourite games. The walkthrough, in fact, has become deeply entrenched in the RPG culture and fulfills a significant role in players’ experiences.

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Conference News: Interface 2013

Don’t miss the Interface 2013 Conference at Carleton!

Interface 2013

Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities

3 – 5 May 2013
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art & Culture

Schedule of Events (English Department participants are marked in red below)

(for an easier-to-read program please go to the conference website)

Conference News: “Mental Health and Literature,” Chris Kerr

“Mental Health and Literature,” Boston College

Chris Kerr

To be quite honest, I had actually forgotten that I had submitted a paper proposal to Boston College a few months prior to receiving the acceptance email. Returning to Carleton after the winter break, and hitting the ground running, I had a host of work-related commitments occupying my mind. What’s one more, right?

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Conference News: CFP

MLA 2014 (Chicago, 9-12 January 2014) Special Session

Situating the Self: Immigrant Auto/biography

This panel seeks papers which investigate the various ways auto/biography might allow the immigrant subject to negotiate the gendered and religious contexts which shift – often dramatically – with movement from one national and social space to another. How does the immigrant auto/biographer use narrative to situate him or herself in such fluid settings? How is narrativization of a life story a useful tool for adapting to new environments?

We welcome approaches from various disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, as well as interdisciplinary approaches which combine methodologies from two or more disciplines to open innovative and creative pathways of analysis.

Please send a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio to: and by 15 March 2013.

Conference News: CFP for Cultural Mediations Conference at Carleton

This is the annual ICSLAC graduate student conference. It is a great way for you to get conference experience  (either as a presenter or attendee).

Interface 2013: Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities

Call for Papers (Deadline: Feb. 25, 2013)
Interface 2013: Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
May 3-5  2013

The digital humanities explores how emerging digital forms of scholarly inquiry and new ways to assess and to organize knowledge transform the creative and critical methods humanities scholars use to approach their objects of study. Thoughtful in play, interdisciplinary in engagement, utopian in spirit, transformational in intent, digital humanists “imagine new couplings and scalings that are facilitated both by new models of research practice and by the availability of new tools and technologies” (The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0).

The goal of this conference is to highlight the variety of digital approaches, both creative and critical, praxis and theory-based, that scholars are bringing to bear on traditional concerns across the humanities. In addition to traditional conference presentations, organizers are planning a number of workshops on game development and digital tool exploration. A selection of papers may be published in an edited collection following the conference.

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Conference News: Alex’s 18th-Century Studies Conference in Baltimore

18th-Century Studies Conference in Baltimore

Alex Grammatikos

From November 1-3 of last year, I attended the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) conference in Baltimore, Maryland. It was my first international conference in four years and I was a bit nervous to share my ideas with such a large academic community, especially as I had heard that people at ASECS were not afraid to throw down—verbally, not physically, of course (we’re academics after all). I also had my comprehensive exam to look forward to three weeks later, so my stress levels were at an all time high.

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Conference News: CFP for Univ de Montréal

10th Annual Université de Montréal

English Graduate Conference

March 1 and 2, 2013


Keynote Speaker: Sherry Simon (Concordia University)

Keynote Lecture: Translating Social Forces in the City

Whether employed as a literary trope or as a thematic exploration of circumstance, literature has always examined or been subjected to varying forms of constraint. On the Island of Buru, Pramoedya Ananta Toer composed his Buru Quartet. Georges Perec’s novel, A Void, is written entirely without the letter “e”. Christian Bök’s Eunoia features univocalic chapters, as well as thematic, metric, and rhythmic limitations. Eldridge Cleaver wrote his ground breaking Soul on Ice while imprisoned in California, while Assata Shakur composed her autobiography Assata while in exile from the United States in Cuba.

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Conference News: CFP for Carleton U Colloquium

19th Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium

Department of History

The graduate students of the Department of History at Carleton University are pleased to announce the 19th Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium, to be held on March 7, 8, 9, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario.  This interdisciplinary conference provides master’s and doctoral students with a collegial environment in which to present their original research and build academic contacts.

The keynote speaker for this year’s colloquium is Dr. William Turkel of Western University, well known for his work on digital and environmental history. The conference will conclude with his address, entitled “Doing History in Real Time.”  The colloquium also features a luncheon address, delivered this year by Dr. Shawn Graham of Carleton University’s Department of History.

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